- Tuesday Touch of Blues Spotlight on North Mississippi Allstars
November 19, 2019
Today's featured Tuesday Touch of Blues spotlight is on the music of the North Mississippi Allstars
Founded in 1996, the band is composed of two brothers, Luther Dickinson (guitar, lowebow, vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, keyboards, electric washboard, vocals).
The Allstars' first release, Shake Hands with Shorty, was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Album". Since then, 51 Phantom and Electric Blue Watermelon have received nominations in the same category. The group also won a Blues Music Award for "Best New Artist Debut" in 2001.
The band made its network television debut in 2000 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and served as the house band on the program Last Call with Carson Daly for a short period in 2004.
The band opened for Robert Plant and the Band of Joy on their concert tour in 2011. They also opened for the Dave Matthews Band in the spring of 2013.
Their eighth studio album, Prayer for Peace, was released on June 2, 2017, via Sony Legacy, and featured the title track, and a rendition of R. L. Burnside track, "Long Haired Doney". The album was self-produced by the Dickinson Brothers. It was recorded across the US at six different studios: including the Royal Studios in Memphis with Boo Mitchell, and their father Jim Dickinson’s Zebra Ranch in Hernando, Mississippi. The album reached number one on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart in June 2017.
Below is their song "Meet Me In The City".